What Love is Really About

Our pastor once told a story in a sermon I’ve now forgotten.  Although I forgot his point, I never forgot the story, and now it brings out some points to me.

It seems there was once a mother taking two very deformed children through the waiting room of a doctor’s office.  When she got them outside and closed the door, one of the waiting patients remarked to the receptionist “What kind of a god would do such a horrible thing twice to the same family.”  The receptionist replied, “You know, those children are adopted.”

What the story says to me is: This mother saw the children’s souls rather than their damaged bodies.  This mother saw the children’s potential.  This mothers love says more about her character than it says about the children.

This mother also reminds me of God.  His children are all deformed and damaged.  We aren’t anything like the people He originally envisioned.  But He loves us and has wonderful plans for our lives.  And His love says more about His character than it says about us.

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